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TNPDS Smart Ration Card Overview

We all know that the government of Tamil Nadu has begun digitizing ration cards. The TNPDS Ration Card application is also submitted via the online mode, and distribution is also carried out via the online mode.

Under this article today, we will share step by step the process by which you apply for a digital ration card in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Step by step, we will also share how you can check your smart Ration card’s status online. We will share the specifications of the digital ration card in Tamil Nadu state in this article.

Advantages during the COVID-19 crisis

The government of Tamil Nadu has also taken various measures during the coronavirus crisis to support the poor people of the state. Ration cardholders from PDS shops can get free ration.

Essential items that are now proving cost-free, such as rice, pulses (dhal), cooking oil & sugar, will be given free of cost. Every holder of a rice card will get a cash price of Rs. 1000/- in their bank account as well.

TNPDS Smart Ration Card

The residents of the state of Tamil Nadu have four types of digital ration cards available. Below is the list of various types of ration cards:-

  • Light Green cards from Fair Price Shops (FPS) are provided for rice and other commodities.
  • For an additional 3kg of sugar above the specified quota, white cards are given.
  • No product card is issued to individuals who are not allowed to buy any products from ration shops.
  • The police officers are given khaki cards up to the level of inspectors.


Tamil Nadu smart Ration Card Goals

With the inauguration of the smart ration card in Tamil Nadu, the following objectives will be met: –

  • It would discourage the introduction of fraudulent activities.
  • The resident’s details will be authentic.
  • Paper costs can be avoided by conversion.
  • Printing and delivery expenses of the ration cards would be avoided.
  • The online delivery of the ration card would take less time
  • Residents will now only have to register for an online ration card that will be useful and come with far less difficulty.
  • The method of adopting a digital ration card would provide people with accountability.


Important Documents

While applying for a digital ration card in Tamil Nadu, the following documents are required: –

  • Aadhar Card
  • Pan Card
  • Latest Photo
  • Bank Passbook
  • Certificate of Caste/Category
  • Certificate of Profits
  • Bill for energy


Online Application Form TNPDS Ration Card

Go through some simple steps which are given below to apply for the digital Ration card via online mode:-

  • Firstly, visit the TNPDS department’s official website.
  • Click on the option available on the home page for the smart card application.
  • Click on the direct connection given here
  • Register at the Portal yourself.
  • Complete the request form by including all the necessary information.
  • Enclose all the documents submitted.
  • Add family member info, details of gas link, and declaration.
  • Press Send
  • It will produce a reference number.
  • Keep them safe for future use.


How do I check the status of the TN Smart Ration Card online?

When a smart ration card has been successfully registered, applicants can check their application status on a timely basis. The status can be checked via an SMS service, a mobile application, or an online portal. They have to follow the simple steps shared below to check the application status via the online portal—

  1. They need to visit TNPDS’s official website.
  2. The “Smart Card Application Status” connection must now open.
  3. Applicants are asked to enter a valid registration number on this page.
  4. The screens will show the application status. If applicants want more details, they can contact the helpline number.


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